Fort Worth Councilman Sal Espino faces retired firefighter in re-election bid

Sun, Mar 22, 2015 - 9:51pm

OCPL adds Project Gutenberg titles to its catalog

Free e-books provided by Project Gutenberg are available through the catalog of the Oconee County Public Library. Six-thousand new titles are available for download! These books cover a wide range of materials including juvenile fiction, history, classic literature, historical periodicals, and reference: everything from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the Warren Commission papers.

Gutenberg selections are available to view as Web pages, PDFs or download directly into your Kindle reading device. They are available to anyone with access to the OCPL website directly from...

Albany: New branch manager wants to be inclusive

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 - 11:06am

To call the new manager at the Albany branch of the Alameda County Library a "lifer" is an understatement. As a child, Brian Edwards used to ride around on his mother's back when she worked at the system's Fremont branch.



And right out of high school he started working at the Fremont branch as a page. Now, 16 years later, he has been named branch manager at Albany.



"I really love the community," Edwards said. "It's got a lot of people there who love to interact with you. They're very positive. They have a great staff there. We work really well as a team. It's a...

Tags: Libraries

The Library Of The Future

Fri, Mar 20, 2015 - 10:57am

As more and more readers choose to download e-books to their Kindles, libraries are at a crossroads. This hour, we’ll talk about how libraries are adjusting to the digital age with Jo Giudice, Director of the Dallas Public Library; and Dr. Herman Totten, dean of UNT’s College of Information.

To listen to the full article click here.

Briefly in the arts

Tue, Mar 17, 2015 - 10:28am

Novelist Crombie to visit UNT Willis Library

The Friends of the UNT Libraries group is hosting its annual dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. March 26 at Willis Library on the University of North Texas campus.

The meeting will features a lecture and book signing with Deborah Crombie, theNew York Times best-selling author known for her works To Dwell in Darkness, published last September, A Share in Death.

Crombie lives in McKinney, and her frequent travels around the world have influenced her novels.

UNT Libraries acquired the Deborah Crombie Papers,...

UNT exhibit explores bureaucracy in everyday life

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 12:38pm

A miniature English dictionary, an account book from a milliner’s shop that operated around the turn of the 20th century and a file box will all be subjects of an exhibit of items from the University of North Texas Libraries’ Special Collections.

“Bureaucracy: A Love Story” is on display from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. now through May 8 in the Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room of the UNT Libraries’ Special Collections Department. The reading room is located on the fourth floor of UNT’s Willis Library, 1506 Highland Ave.

Four faculty members in UNT’s Department of English — Gabriel Cervantes, Dahlia Porter, Ryan...